A Psychology of Hope Paperback

A Biblical Response to Tragedy and Suicide

by Kalman J. Kaplan; Matthew B. Schwartz;

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A Psychology of Hope

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Can examining the difference between the attitude toward suicide in ancient Greek culture and the Bible provide a positive, biblical alternative to the rising suicidal element in modern Western culture? Kalman Kaplan and Matthew Schwartz develop such a biblical psychology in this book by combining the disciplines of history, psychology, and religion.

Ancient Greek society shows an obsessive interest in suicide and death. Kaplan and Schwartz explore the psychodynamic roots of that tendency and contrast it with the biblical stories, which speak little of suicide and approach reality and freedom in terms of a personal, lifegiving God. It is here that Kaplan and Schwartz find a viable solution for the hopelessness so prevalent in Western culture today.

Kalman J Kaplan is Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University and Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Matthew B Schwartz teaches ancient history and literature in the Department of History at Wayne State University.

A Psychology of Hope by Kalman J. Kaplan; Matthew B. Schwartz was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in November 2008. The ISBN for A Psychology of Hope is 9780802832719.

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Details for A Psychology of Hope

Page last updated 18th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
Items in Pack1
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (November 2008)
Number of Pages224
Thickness18 mm
Height227 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1227019
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